September 2022

Creative Agencies

Creative agencies produce all the content and visual elements of a brand. Creative agencies provide companies the branding materials necessary to engage with potential and existing customers. Read More

18 Firms

List of the Best Creative Companies in The Windy City

  • Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Digital Strategy
    Advertising
    Branding Marketing Strategy Digital Strategy Advertising
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Digital Strategy
    Advertising
    Branding Marketing Strategy Digital Strategy Advertising
    “It’s a great place to go to for all your needs. It’s not a huge corporation. It’s a couple of guys who really want to…"
    • Founder, Innovative Express Care
    • “It’s a great place to go to for all your needs. It’s not a huge corporation. It’s a couple of guys who really want to…"
      • Founder, Innovative Express Care
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    Hustlemore is a result-driven marketing agency that helps their clients identify their core problems, connect with consumers, and deliver strategies. Their service line includes branding, marketing, and digital strategy for small and mid-market businesses.

     

    Small urgent care provider Innovative Express Care hired Hustlemore when they needed help breaking into the space in a way that could get big results with little spend. They designed the creative to change the perception of patient visits from a transaction to a relationship and saw an over 400% increase in revenue over the first year of the campaign.

     

    “It’s a great place to go to for all your needs. It’s not a huge corporation. It’s a couple of guys who really want to…"
    • Founder, Innovative Express Care
    • “It’s a great place to go to for all your needs. It’s not a huge corporation. It’s a couple of guys who really want to…"
      • Founder, Innovative Express Care
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  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Social Media Marketing
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Advertising
    Social Media Marketing Web Design Web Development Advertising
    Service Areas
    Social Media Marketing
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Advertising
    Social Media Marketing Web Design Web Development Advertising
    “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
    • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
    • “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
      • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Social Driver is a digital agency based in Washinton, DC, and was founded in 2011. They have about 50 employees that specialize in social media marketing, web design, and web development for a wide range of businesses focusing on health care & medical, non-profit, and business services industries.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society tapped Social Driver to create an animated video for their nonprofit organization. The team wrote up a script and pre-and post-produced a two-minute video using the client's resources. Social Driver was able to take a topic that’s hard to capture in a visual medium and translate it into moving yet informative video. The team had an excellent command of the project details and timelines and kept everything moving along. 

    “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
    • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
    • “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
      • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Marketing Strategy
    Web Development
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy Marketing Strategy Web Development Advertising
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Marketing Strategy
    Web Development
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy Marketing Strategy Web Development Advertising
    “We’re not an important part of his business portfolio, but I never, ever feel like that’s the case.”
    • CEO, Chicago Maritime Arts Center
    • “We’re not an important part of his business portfolio, but I never, ever feel like that’s the case.”
      • CEO, Chicago Maritime Arts Center
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    Sparkfactor has made a name for themselves by creating plans for their clients that optimize their marketing programs. Their service line includes digital and marketing strategy as well as creative services like video production and web development.

     

    A recent example of their work was helping a neighborhood in Chicago Devon Park promote their diverse area and local population. They created a campaign that highlighted their identity as a cultural melting pot rallying around the tagline “Down the street and around the world.”

    “We’re not an important part of his business portfolio, but I never, ever feel like that’s the case.”
    • CEO, Chicago Maritime Arts Center
    • “We’re not an important part of his business portfolio, but I never, ever feel like that’s the case.”
      • CEO, Chicago Maritime Arts Center
  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Branding
    Web Design
    Search Engine Optimization
    Digital Strategy Branding Web Design Search Engine Optimization
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Branding
    Web Design
    Search Engine Optimization
    Digital Strategy Branding Web Design Search Engine Optimization
    “Mabbly is our true partner — their entire team provides their advice and challenges our thinking.”
    • Co-Founder & CEO, Consumer Wearable Firm
    • “Mabbly is our true partner — their entire team provides their advice and challenges our thinking.”
      • Co-Founder & CEO, Consumer Wearable Firm
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    When companies like Microsoft need an effective path to better brand iconography, they enlist the services of Mabbly. This Chicago-based brand design agency has provided their services for brands throughout the world, and has established itself as an agency that delivers consistent results.

    ShopRunner is a company that’s tapped into a large audience already but was looking to expand their reach. They turned to Mabbly for the opportunity to improve their brand platform, and Mabbly delivered a robust branding strategy that led to increased business and brand awareness.

    “Mabbly is our true partner — their entire team provides their advice and challenges our thinking.”
    • Co-Founder & CEO, Consumer Wearable Firm
    • “Mabbly is our true partner — their entire team provides their advice and challenges our thinking.”
      • Co-Founder & CEO, Consumer Wearable Firm
  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    1,000 - 9,999
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    1,000 - 9,999
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Content Marketing
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy
    Branding Content Marketing Advertising Digital Strategy
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Content Marketing
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy
    Branding Content Marketing Advertising Digital Strategy
    “Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive."
    • Project Manager, Sartorius Stedim Biotech
    • “Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive."
      • Project Manager, Sartorius Stedim Biotech
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    1,000 - 9,999
    ABOUT

    SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company based in the UK and was founded in 1953. They have more than 1000 employees globally that specialize in branding, content marketing, and advertising to mid-market and enterprise clients mainly focusing on consumer products & services, e-commerce, and arts, entertainment & music industries.

    Sartorius Stedim Biotech hired SGK to rebrand their biotech company's existing product marketing assets involving their application notes, datasheets, guides, brochures, and other collateral. SGK rebranded 4,500 of the client's marketing materials within one year. Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive.

    “Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive."
    • Project Manager, Sartorius Stedim Biotech
    • “Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive."
      • Project Manager, Sartorius Stedim Biotech
  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    50 - 249
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Public Relations
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy
    Branding Public Relations Advertising Digital Strategy
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Public Relations
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy
    Branding Public Relations Advertising Digital Strategy
    “They were easy to work with and receptive of my comments and feedback."
    • Chief of Staff, Chicago Federation of Labor
    • “They were easy to work with and receptive of my comments and feedback."
      • Chief of Staff, Chicago Federation of Labor
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    50 - 249
    ABOUT

    This established branding and PR company counts major brands like Adobe among their clients. Based in Chicago, Motion Agency brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    The Home Depot has home improvement retail locations for customers around the world. They turned to Motion Agency for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Motion Agency delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    “They were easy to work with and receptive of my comments and feedback."
    • Chief of Staff, Chicago Federation of Labor
    • “They were easy to work with and receptive of my comments and feedback."
      • Chief of Staff, Chicago Federation of Labor
  • Lombard, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Lombard, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Design
    Content Marketing
    Advertising
    Branding Web Design Content Marketing Advertising
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Design
    Content Marketing
    Advertising
    Branding Web Design Content Marketing Advertising
    “They were confident and professional, but their most important contribution was their marketing expertise.”
    • Founder, P3rceive LLC
    • “They were confident and professional, but their most important contribution was their marketing expertise.”
      • Founder, P3rceive LLC
    Lombard, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    This established branding company counts major brands like Lammi Sports and K. Hovnanian among their clients. Based in Illinois, Stevens & Tate brings a bright and impactful approach to each branding project they take on.

    Walgreens is one of the largest convenience store and pharmacy chains the world. They turned to Stevens & Tate for a focused packaging campaign that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Stevens & Tate delivered with highly modern and striking packaging designed to make an impact.

    “They were confident and professional, but their most important contribution was their marketing expertise.”
    • Founder, P3rceive LLC
    • “They were confident and professional, but their most important contribution was their marketing expertise.”
      • Founder, P3rceive LLC
  • Chicago, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Marketing Strategy
    Media Planning & Buying
    Social Media Marketing
    Video Production
    Marketing Strategy Media Planning & Buying Social Media Marketing Video Production
    Service Areas
    Marketing Strategy
    Media Planning & Buying
    Social Media Marketing
    Video Production
    Marketing Strategy Media Planning & Buying Social Media Marketing Video Production
    “We have a pretty solid reporting infrastructure on our end that they have integrated with quite seamlessly.”
    • Director of Marketing, Radish Fiction
    • “We have a pretty solid reporting infrastructure on our end that they have integrated with quite seamlessly.”
      • Director of Marketing, Radish Fiction
    Chicago, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    SWIDIA caters to modern companies and helps them grow with their various strategies and analytic services. They specialize in marketing strategy, media planning and buying, and social media marketing for small and mid-market firms in the fields of consumer products, e-commerce, and arts.

    As an example of their work, SWIDIA was tasked by RadishFiction to help market their mobile app. The app, known as “Chat Stories”, is a fictional story app that uses the style of online messaging. SWIDIA produced videos to help with marketing campaigns.

    “We have a pretty solid reporting infrastructure on our end that they have integrated with quite seamlessly.”
    • Director of Marketing, Radish Fiction
    • “We have a pretty solid reporting infrastructure on our end that they have integrated with quite seamlessly.”
      • Director of Marketing, Radish Fiction
  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Advertising
    Web Design
    Content Marketing
    Branding Advertising Web Design Content Marketing
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Advertising
    Web Design
    Content Marketing
    Branding Advertising Web Design Content Marketing
    “The hands-on attention we received was great."
    • SVP, Membership & Marketing, Illinois Technology Association
    • “The hands-on attention we received was great."
      • SVP, Membership & Marketing, Illinois Technology Association
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    Bandwidth Marketing Group clients include Guaranteed Rate and Grubhub, and they specialize in providing design-centric branding expertise for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Bandwidth Marketing Group was founded on forward-thinking principles in Chicago in 2005.

    When Ticketsnow needed a complete overhaul of their brand messaging, voice and overall visual design, they turned to Bandwidth Marketing Group. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their branding more targeted, impactful and successful.

    “The hands-on attention we received was great."
    • SVP, Membership & Marketing, Illinois Technology Association
    • “The hands-on attention we received was great."
      • SVP, Membership & Marketing, Illinois Technology Association
  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Advertising
    Web Design
    Social Media Marketing
    Digital Strategy Advertising Web Design Social Media Marketing
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Advertising
    Web Design
    Social Media Marketing
    Digital Strategy Advertising Web Design Social Media Marketing
    “97 Switch has performed very well, and they’re very responsive.”
    • Principal, Lift Insight & Capital Partners
    • “97 Switch has performed very well, and they’re very responsive.”
      • Principal, Lift Insight & Capital Partners
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    97 Switch apply their web design and digital marketing skills to develop a digital presence that fits the personality and purpose of their clients. They mainly work with small and mid-sized companies in the hospitality and leisure, financial services, and real estate industries.

    They built a launch branding strategy and digital presence for Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection. The engagement turned into a long-lasting relationship with 97 Switch providing ongoing digital advertising support, content development, SEO, website maintenance, and social media services to the hotel.

    “97 Switch has performed very well, and they’re very responsive.”
    • Principal, Lift Insight & Capital Partners
    • “97 Switch has performed very well, and they’re very responsive.”
      • Principal, Lift Insight & Capital Partners
  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Web Design
    Advertising
    Branding Marketing Strategy Web Design Advertising
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Web Design
    Advertising
    Branding Marketing Strategy Web Design Advertising
    “We were continually impressed with Patrick's ability to take a good idea we brought to him and make it better."
    • Director of Communications, SEIU Local 1000
    • “We were continually impressed with Patrick's ability to take a good idea we brought to him and make it better."
      • Director of Communications, SEIU Local 1000
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    With a passion for both strategy and design, C2 Creative has provided mobile app development work for clients around the globe. Based in Chicago, C2 Creative brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When their client was just a new brand looking to make an impact, C2 Creative crafted major elements of their user engagement strategy in an emerging market. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by C2 Creative designers and strategists.

    “We were continually impressed with Patrick's ability to take a good idea we brought to him and make it better."
    • Director of Communications, SEIU Local 1000
    • “We were continually impressed with Patrick's ability to take a good idea we brought to him and make it better."
      • Director of Communications, SEIU Local 1000
  • Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Advertising
    Graphic Design
    Web Design
    Branding Advertising Graphic Design Web Design
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Advertising
    Graphic Design
    Web Design
    Branding Advertising Graphic Design Web Design
    Worked with this company?
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Add Chapter clients include Boston Biopharma, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to branding and advertising for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Add Chapter was founded on forward-thinking principles in America.

    When Honey Flowers needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Add Chapter. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    Worked with this company?
  • Morton Grove, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    Morton Grove, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Social Media Marketing
    Email Marketing
    Branding Graphic Design Social Media Marketing Email Marketing
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Social Media Marketing
    Email Marketing
    Branding Graphic Design Social Media Marketing Email Marketing
    Worked with this company?
    Morton Grove, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    When companies in every industry from pet care to food, agriculture, and manufacturing need an effective path to B2B marketing, they enlist the services of Celtic. The U.S.-based marketing agency has provided services for brands throughout the world and has established itself as an agency that delivers consistent results.

    When a company in agriculture, chemistry, food, insurance, manufacturing, or pet products wants to engage a larger audience, they turn to Celtic to leverage digital channels to bring in more business.

    Worked with this company?
  • Wilmette, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Wilmette, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Advertising
    Branding
    Broadcast Video
    Video Production Advertising Branding Broadcast Video
    Service Areas
    Video Production
    Advertising
    Branding
    Broadcast Video
    Video Production Advertising Branding Broadcast Video
    Worked with this company?
    Wilmette, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    Coat of Arms has worked diligently to provide creative design and media solutions to clients since 2010. They are experts in video production, advertising, and branding services for clients that range from small firms to large businesses in the fields of arts, advertising, and IT solutions.

    One of Coat of Arms’ projects involved working with Lullaby Theories. Coat of Arms helped produce a series of videos that aim to inspire women to engage in the field of science and discovery.

    Worked with this company?
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Elk Grove Village, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Marketing Strategy
    Pay Per Click
    Social Media Marketing
    Advertising Marketing Strategy Pay Per Click Social Media Marketing
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Marketing Strategy
    Pay Per Click
    Social Media Marketing
    Advertising Marketing Strategy Pay Per Click Social Media Marketing
    Worked with this company?
    Elk Grove Village, IL
    $5,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Black Dog has provided full-service advertising solutions for iconic names like Old Town Trolley Boston as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This USA based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Fury Water Adventures needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Black Dog. Black Dog completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    Worked with this company?
  • Geneva, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Geneva, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Design
    Advertising
    Packaging Design
    Branding Web Design Advertising Packaging Design
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Design
    Advertising
    Packaging Design
    Branding Web Design Advertising Packaging Design
    “What's most impressive about our collaboration is their team's flexibility."
    • Creative Services Manager, MicroAire Surgical Instruments
    • “What's most impressive about our collaboration is their team's flexibility."
      • Creative Services Manager, MicroAire Surgical Instruments
    Geneva, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Branding partners have become essential for brands in every industry, and Illinois-based Rule29 has become one of the most trusted sources for brand development and identity design for brands that include Fellowes and many others.

    Whether expanding on an existing strategy or serving brands that are starting from zero, Rule29 delivers real results. It’s what’s made them a go-to name in branding and continue to expand their client list to include companies like Cargill.

    “What's most impressive about our collaboration is their team's flexibility."
    • Creative Services Manager, MicroAire Surgical Instruments
    • “What's most impressive about our collaboration is their team's flexibility."
      • Creative Services Manager, MicroAire Surgical Instruments
  • Lake Forest, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    Lake Forest, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Branding
    Digital Strategy
    Search Engine Optimization
    Advertising Branding Digital Strategy Search Engine Optimization
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Branding
    Digital Strategy
    Search Engine Optimization
    Advertising Branding Digital Strategy Search Engine Optimization
    Worked with this company?
    Lake Forest, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Marketing For Wellness builds and supports brands that aim to transform the lives of their customers for the better. They are experts in advertising, branding, and digital strategy for clients that work in the fields of education, financial services, and health care.

    One of Marketing For Wellness’ projects involved working with Taiwan Excellence. Marketing For Wellness helped generate exposure for their platform to the American audience online.

    Worked with this company?
  • Valparaiso, IN
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Valparaiso, IN
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Marketing Strategy
    Advertising
    Web Design
    Digital Strategy Marketing Strategy Advertising Web Design
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Marketing Strategy
    Advertising
    Web Design
    Digital Strategy Marketing Strategy Advertising Web Design
    “I consider Barbauld Agency more than just a vendor: they’re my business partners and friends.”
    • President, Heinold & Feller Tire & Lawn Equipment
    • “I consider Barbauld Agency more than just a vendor: they’re my business partners and friends.”
      • President, Heinold & Feller Tire & Lawn Equipment
    Valparaiso, IN
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    Barbauld Agency strives to help out local businesses in Illinois reach out to their target market as effectively as they can with the help of their services. The agency offers marketing strategy, digital strategy, and graphic design services to small and mid-sized businesses alike.

     

    As an example of their work, Barbauld Agency worked with Tour of Terror, a haunted house entertainment group. Barbauld Agency used cheap and efficient marketing strategies to reach out to a relatively remote location, and ticket sales went up by 76.8% with the help of the campaign.

    “I consider Barbauld Agency more than just a vendor: they’re my business partners and friends.”
    • President, Heinold & Feller Tire & Lawn Equipment
    • “I consider Barbauld Agency more than just a vendor: they’re my business partners and friends.”
      • President, Heinold & Feller Tire & Lawn Equipment